Zoran Obradovic’s Lab

Principal Investigator

Current PhD Students

Abdulrahman Alharbi

tuo59799 AT temple DOT com

Andrew Mamroth

mamro1931 AT gmail DOT com

Ameen Abdel Hai

aabdelhai AT temple DOT edu

Athanasia Polychronopoulou

n.polychr AT temple DOT edu

Daniel Saranovic

tun00376 AT temple DOT edu

Hussain Otudi

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Jovan Andjelkovic

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Jumanah Alshehri

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Marija Stanojevic

marija.stanojevic AT temple DOT edu

Mohammad Alqudah

mohammad.alqudahc AT temple DOT edu

Nima Asadi

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Shelly Gupta

tuk40762 AT temple DOT edu

William Power

tug00038 AT temple DOT edu

Nouf Albarakati

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Rafaa S Aljurbua

rafa.aljurbua AT temple DOT edu

Former Postdoctoral Associates and Visiting Scholars

Associate Professor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Gregor Stiglic

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor

Vladan Radosavljevic

Machine Learning Chapter Lead at Spotify

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Kosta Ristovski

Scientist, Hitachi Big Data Lab

Milos Jovanovic

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Victoria Weixia Gui

Associate Professor, E-business Department, Computer and Electronic Information College, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, P.R.C.

Vladisav Jelisavcic

Research Assistant, Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Ana Kovacevic

Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Milan Vukicevic

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Milos Jordanski

Ph.D. student, Mathematics Department, University of Belgrade.

Milos Radovic

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Mohamed Ghalwash

Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Cambridge, MA

Tamiris Trevisan Negri

Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Eng., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tijana Vujicic

Ph.D. student, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Milan Basic

Faculty, Mathematics Department, University of Nis, Serbia

Branko Arsic

Ph.D. student, Ph.D. student, Mathematics Department, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Fang Zhou

Assistant Professor, East China Normal University

Daniel Polimac

Ph.D. Student, Mathematics Department, University of Belgrade

Daniel Saranovic

Ph.D. Student, Mathematics Department, University of Belgrade

Graduated PhD Students

Branimir Ljubic

  • Dissertation: “Advanced Machine Learning Models in Prediction of Medical Conditions,”Temple University, Spring 2021.
  • First Ph.D. position: Senior Scientist Research Computing, Clinical informatics, Office of Advanced Research Computing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Martin Pavlovski

  • Dissertation: “Learning from Structured Data: Scalability, Stability and Temporal Awareness,” Temple University, Spring 2021.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research.
  • Dissertation: “An Efficient Ranking and Classification Method for Linear Functions, Kernel Functions, Decision Trees, and Ensemble Methods,” Temple University, Spring 2020.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, IQVIA Inc.
  • Dissertation: “Leveraging Temporal Subsequences for Time-Series Classification,” Temple University, Spring 2020.
  • First Ph.D. position: Senior Data Scientist, Kulicke & Soffa.

Chao Han

  • Dissertation: “On the Predictive Modeling of Attributed Graphs,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Summer 2019.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Facebook.

Xi Hang Cao

  • Dissertation: “On Leveraging Representational Learning Techniques for Data Analytics in Biomedical,”Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2019.
  • First Ph.D. position: Lead Data Scientist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), LLC.
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  • Dissertation: “Predictive Uncertainty Quantification and Explainable Machine Learning in Healthcare,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Summer 2018.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research.

Ivan Stojkovic

  • Dissertation: “Functional Norm regularization for Margin-Based ranking on temporal Data,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2018.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research.
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  • Dissertation: “Context-Aware Learning from Partial Observations,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2018.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research.
  • Dissertation: “Bayesian Sparse Regression with Aplication to Data-driven Understanding of Climate,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2015.
  • First Ph.D. position: Data Scientist, Verizon Big Data Analytics.

George Matthew

  • Dissertation: “A Perturbative Decision Making Framework for Distributed Sensitive Data,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2014.
  • First Ph.D. position: Staff Scientist (Full), Lincoln Laboratories, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Dissertation: “Interpretable Early Classification of Multivariate Time Series,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2013.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Center for Data Analytics and BioMedical Informatics, Temple University, Philadelphia.

Qiang Lou

  • Dissertation: “Learning from Incomplete High-dimensional Data,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2012.
  • First Ph.D. position: Applied Researcher, Microsoft
  • Dissertation: “Log Linear Models for Prediction and Analysis of Networks,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2012.
  • First Ph.D. position: Product Lead with Diio LLC – business intelligence provider for aviation industry.

Kosta Ristovski

  • Dissertation: “Knowledge discovery through probabilistic models,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2012.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Center for Data Analytics and BioMedical Informatics, Temple University, Philadelphia.
  • Dissertation: “Learning from Multiple Data Sources,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2012.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights.
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Vladan Radosavljevic

  • Dissertation: “Gaussian Conditional Random Fields for Regression in Remote Sensing,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2011.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Center for Data Analytics and BioMedical Informatics, Temple University, Philadelphia.

Uros Midic

  • Dissertation: “Genome-wide prediction of intrinsic disorder; sequence alignment of intrinsically disordered proteins,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2011.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Fels Institute for Cancer Research & Molecular Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Qifang Xu

  • Dissertation: “Statistical Analysis of Biological Interactions of Homologous Proteins,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2008.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Philadelphia.
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Michael Hongbo Xie

  • Dissertation: “Functional Characterization of Large Scale Biological Data,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Summer 2007.
  • First Ph.D. position: Bioinformatics Specialist, IDF Research Department of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Bo Han

  • Dissertation: “Knowledge Discovery by Fusion of Information,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Summer 2007.
  • First Ph.D. position.

Kang Peng

  • Dissertation: “Learning from Protein Structure Related Data,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Spring 2006.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, School of Informatics, Indiana University.

Predrag Radivojac

  • Dissertation: “Classification and Knowledge Discovery in Protein Databases,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2003.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, School of Medicine, Indiana University.

Dragoljub Pokrajac

  • Dissertation: “Knowledge Discovery in Spatial-Temporal Databases,” Computer and Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Summer 2002.
  • First Ph.D. position: Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dpt., Delaware State University.

Aleksandar Lazarevic

  • Dissertation: “Distributed Inductive Learning for Time/Space Data Analysis,” Computerand Information Science Ph.D., Temple University, Fall 2001.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Associate, Army High Performance Computing Research Center, Computer Science Dpt., University of Minnesota.

Slobodan Vucetic

  • Dissertation: “On-line Systems for Non-stationary Data Analysis and Modeling, “, Electrical Engineering Ph.D., WSU, Summer 2001.
  • First Ph.D. position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Information Sciences and technology and Computer and Information Sciences Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pedro Romero

  • Dissertation: “Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Protein Databases,” Computer Science Ph.D., WSU, Spring 1999.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Laboratories, Stanford Research Institute International, Menlo Park, CA.

Radu Drossu

  • Dissertation: “Efficient Design of Neural Networks for Time Series Prediction,” Computer Science Ph.D., WSU, Summer 1997.
  • First Ph.D. position: Staff Scientist, Financial Engineering Group, HNC Software Inc., San Diego, CA.
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Tim Chenoweth

  • Dissertation: “A Neural Network Based System for Predicting Future Returns for the S&P 500 Stock Index,” Interdisciplinary Ph.D., WSU, Summer 1996.
  • First Ph.D. position: Assistant Professor (tenure track), School of Accountancy, Arizona State University.
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Srdjan Milenkovic

  • Dissertation: “Higher-Order Dynamic Learning Through Nondeterministic Global Optimization,” Electrical Eng. Ph.D., University of Nis, Yugoslavia, co-advised with Prof. Vanco Litovski from Univ. of Nis, Summer 1996.
  • First Ph.D. position: Research Scientist, Microelectronics Centre, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

Justin Fletcher

  • Dissertation: “A Constructive Approach to Hybrid Architectures for Machine Learning,” Computer Science Ph.D., WSU, Summer 1994.
  • First Ph.D. position: Principal Engineer, Itron Corp., Spokane, WA.
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